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How 'bout them apples? Darling's attracts buyers with local vouchers

Event tickets, iPads, toaster ovens — it's not unusual for car dealers to offer all types of incentives to lure buyers onto the lot, but Darling's Auto Group has a new, locally-sourced twist in...

Maine tech developments receive $55K from MTI

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The Maine Technology Institute approved seven grant applications for the month of August totaling $55,785 to Maine businesses specializing in advancements in the fields of aquaculture and marine...

Portland’s Back Bay Bicycle riding off into the sunset

After 30 years of offering bicyclists a one-stop shop for all their needs, the Portland-based Back Bay Bicycle will close its doors next week.

New Portland eatery will be a ‘no-tipping zone’

Amy Alward, the owner of the soon-to-be opened Baristas and Bites in Portland, says that customers of the café will be entering a “no-tipping zone” when they stop in for a bite to eat.

Ahead of Election Day, coalition pushes for new marijuana regulations

Maine Professionals for Regulating Marijuana, a group of Maine business leaders and professionals, is pushing for better regulations of the state’s marijuana industry in anticipation of...

Maine’s Tempest in a Teapot in national contest to divine the best tea

Instead of reading tea leaves, Tempest in a Teapot’s co-owners Tammy Smith and Rebecca Emerson will wait until later this month to find out whether their Holy Cranberry Tea wins at the North...

Bare-bones home of Burt's Bees co-founder flying the coop to North Carolina

The 300-square-foot converted turkey coop that the late Burt Shavitz, co-founder of Burt's Bees, called home in Parkman is going on its very own road trip to Durham, N.C. where it will be displayed...

Exclusive: Look's Gourmet gets major investment, gives Maine Venture Fund another exit

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Look's Gourmet Food Co. Inc. of Whiting completed a major investment and partnership transaction with Sea Watch International of Easton, Md., giving Look's an undisclosed financial infusion and...

Local businesses have a home at the Topsham Fair Mall

The owner of the Topsham Fair Mall isn't letting the news of a Best Buy location leaving the retail complex darken his day.

Dennis Paper & Food Service expansion to create 75 new jobs

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The president of the Hampden-based food service distributor Dennis Paper & Food Service said that a 30,000-square-foot warehouse expansion will allow the company to hire up to 75 new employees over...